The strange thing is that I did not even know it. I'm almost positive my mom is a felon. My brothers and maybe my sister is a felon to. I should also remember to throw my wife into the pile of felons that populate my family.
What is stranger then heck is we did not even know it.
We became felons when we drove to work, a friends house, or maybe to the hardware store.
Take a moment right now and visualize the trip you take from your house to anywhere that requires a good 15 minute trip. Now on that trip did you pass a school? Maybe you did not even see the school. Count schools that were within 1000 feet of your route.
Now if you said yes you are on the verge of becoming a felon.
Now redo that trip and have in your trunk a firearm. Lets say you plan to take little Sally/Billy to a quarry and let them shoot a little.
Now you are a felon.
Thanks to the Gun-Free School Zones Act, reports gun control analyst Alan Korwin, "virtually all public travel with firearms is now a violation of law" in Phoenix, Cleveland, and other cities with similar school locations. The act, a slightly modified version of a statute that was overturned by the Supreme Court in 1995 because it exceeded Congress' powers under the Commerce Clause, makes it a federal crime punishable by five years in prison to possess a gun within 1,000 feet of a school.This web site has two maps that shows you the impact a law like this has on travel.
So the law has won. You are a criminal and did not even know it.
When there are so many laws that everyone is a criminal it is time for action. The problem is most people do not know the "boot on your face" laws that hang over them everyday, ready to be sprung at the states leisure.
Wake up America. You're under arrest